In Observance of Teen Dating Violence Month, An Earthly Embrace Inc. is conducting "Raising Queens Table Talk." This is a round table designed for girls ages 13-18. There will be various break out sessions and a workshop lead by Queen Afi of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags.
Discussions will include:
Healthy relationship vs. unhealthy relationship
Definition of abuse
Warning signs of being abused and the abuser
Special Guest Speakers:
Mayor Jacqueline Goodall
Queen Afi of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags
DAIP will host a Harvest Open House and Silent Art Auction on October 24 from 4-7 p.m. Hot beverages and seasonal treats will be served, and survivors will speak and perform music. Guests will be able to bid on wonderful pieces of locally-made art. All proceeds benefit the Duluth Family Visitation Center. The Duluth Family Visitation Center serves families who have experienced domestic violence by providing a safe space for building and maintaining the parent-child relationship.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness will officially kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a proclamation on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 am in the Green Room of the downtown Duluth Public Library. The library has put together a collection of domestic violence-related reading materials, which will be on display at the mayor's reception and all month long on the library's second floor in the nonfiction section.
Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents “When Loving You Hurts Me,” starring Word Tabernacle Church's Drama Ministry. “This is not only a play…it is a movement against domestic violence!” Admission is free. However, all donations are welcome.
Every Wednesday in October, the Shelter for Help in Emergency will host a Brown Bag Lunch from 12noon to 1pm. Speakers from across the state will come to present a brief educational presentation highlighting a specific issue faced by domestic violence victims and their children. All are open to the public; we encourage you to bring your lunch and take part in these informative discussions.
TurnAround, Baltimore County DSS, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council invite the community to their 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, featuring Keynote Speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love” and a panel moderated by Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Woman's Law Center. Morning and afternoon workshops include:
"Love, Fear, and Longing" will be presented by Jessica Yaffa, author, speaker, and survivor. Following her presentation, there will be a victim resources discussion, including information on community resources available and what to do if you or someone you know needs help, as well as a drawing to win Jessica’s book and a goody bag.
M-Powerment is a program under Shaler Area High School's Youth Advocacy League that is run by students, for students. Students talk about issues that face young women daily, such as eating disorders, body image, pay equity, rape, dating violence, and abusive relationships.